Starbucks to Close Two Remaining Evolution Fresh Juice Stores
Starbucks is closing its two remaining Evolution Fresh juice stores.
Seattle Met first reported that the two Seattle-located stores will close this spring — a move that officially removes the coffee-chain from the fresh juice bar market, notes Consumerist. However, the company is still slated to sell the juices at its coffee storefronts.
Starbucks (sbux, -0.28%) bought the Evolution Fresh in 2011 for a reported $30 million. Before, the juice company was a wholesaler, selling its products to high-end grocery stores like Whole Foods (wfm, +1.32%). Its first stand-alone stores were opened near Bellevue, Wa., according to Consumerist.